25 Jul 2012
Came across a killer value the other day that is a perfect wine for
our warm, summer days. It’s from a young Austrian vintner, Markus
Huber (10th generation to run the family winery). Definitely a
winemaker to watch! The wine is the 2009 Markus Huber Gruner Veltliner
Obere Steigen. It is a perfect example of the harmonious merging of
traditional and modern methods to produce what Markus refers to as
“pure wines of unique provenance and character”.
Many great wines of the world are grown on limestone-rich soil and the
Traisental valley (where this wine is from) is the only wine producing
region of lower Austria where this exact soil type can be found.
Specifically, the fruit is sourced from the Obere Steigen vineyard
found in the village of Reichersdorf. It lies in small terraces
against the slope of the mountain. The subsoil consists mainly of the
region’s characteristic limestone soil blanketed by various layers of
sandy loam top soil that produces particularly good Grüner Veltliner.
The vines of Huber are between 25-80 years old and the wines from this
site distinguish themselves on the palate through their marked peppery
tang and juiciness – this one with apple, pear and anise too. In 2009,
Markus Huber looked more to spontaneous fermentation which helped in
creating what seems to be more elegance and complexity in his wines.
This wine is so refreshing with lots of complexity.
-Posted by Anselmo Valte
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